In the early 1960’s the “Pill” was introduced to American as a way for women to choose the best future for themselves.  For some reason this Pill didn’t work as well as first hoped, so a new law was introduced to the American people called the abortion law.  In 1973 it became legal to kill the unborn baby inside the womb of a pregnant woman based solely on her “right to an abortion” based on the constitutional “right to privacy.”  This new law gave us back up plan for the sexually active in our communities.  This Pill and abortion law has made it easier to commit mortal sins such as adultery, fornication and murder.  Is this the result of our disobedience to God’s everlasting command to “be fertile and multiply?”

It seems to me that Satan so hates the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the womb in which she bore Jesus, that he attacks the fruit of the womb with a vengeance. We are made in God’s image and likeness, and this so infuriates Satan that he attacks mankind in the womb while this image and likeness is being created.  The Bible does say that women will be saved through motherhood (1 Timothy 2:15), and Satan wants all women (and men too) in hell, by denying them motherhood.

Have we made a terrible mistake?  Have we grown so desensitized to the disobedience of God that it has become our new norm?

Religious adherents vary widely in their views on birth control.  This can be true even between different branches of one faith, as in the case of Judaism.  Some religious believers find that their own opinions of the use of birth control differ from the beliefs espoused by the leaders of their faith, and many grapple with the ethical dilemma of what is conceived as “correct action” according to their faith, versus personal circumstance, reason, and choice.

Among Christian denominations today there are a large variety of positions towards contraception.  The Roman Catholic Church has disallowed artificial contraception for as far back as one can historically trace. Contraception was also officially disallowed by non-Catholic Christians until 1930 when the Anglican Communion changed its policy.  Soon after, most Protestant groups came to accept the use of modern contraceptives as a matter of what they considered Biblically allowable freedom of conscience.

The Catholic Church is opposed to artificial contraception and orgasmic acts outside of the context of marital intercourse.  This belief dates back to the first centuries of Christianity.  Such acts are considered intrinsically disordered because of the belief that all licit sexual acts must be both unitive (express love), and procreative (open to procreation).  The only form of birth control permitted is abstinence.  Modern scientific methods of “periodic abstinence” such as natural family planning (NFP) were counted as a form of abstinence by Pope Paul VI.  The following is the condemnation of contraception:

Therefore We base Our words on the first principles of a human and Christian doctrine of marriage when We are obliged once more to declare that the direct interruption of the generative process already begun and, above all, all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as lawful means of regulating the number of children. Equally to be condemned, as the magisterium of the Church has affirmed on many occasions, is direct sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman, whether permanent or temporary. Similarly excluded is any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation—whether as an end or as a means.

 

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